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Dec 30, 2012 9:00am PST
and health and science reporter carolyn johnson has our story. >>> check out my skinny jeans. >> christine's closet is full of so-called skinny jeans, tight-fitting and versatile. >> you can wear the boots over in winter and in the daytime you can wear them with like flats or drive them up at night. >> she admits it's sometimes a struggle squeezing into them. >> they can be hard to get on because you are obviously trying to pull them up. >> but more than an inconvenience, some doctors warn that an overly tight fit could actually cause nerve damage. >> it's called maralgia parastetica . it's a disorder that occurs when one of the nerves that runs in the outer part of the thigh gets compressed and the pressure on it causes symptoms of tingling, numbness and pain. >> the doctor said women can even experience symptoms without realizing the cause. >> one woman described it as sort of a floating sensation when she was walking. her thighs kind of felt weak and tingley and she got pain in the thighs. >> she said combining the jeans with ultrahigh heels can worsen the effect. >> becau
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